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Miller’s Machine Shop; 2016 Diesel Engine Builder of the Year

The owner of Miller’s Machine Shop in Lincoln University, PA, the 2016 Diesel Engine Builder of the Year, has been building winning engines since he was 10 years old.

Engine Add-Ons; Selling the Bling that Might Bring a Little Green

In the muscle car heydays of the ’60s and ’70s, manufacturers knew that a few chrome items under the hood not only helped set their high horsepower performance mills apart from their anemic stock counter parts, but could also add to their performance potential.

Ford’s EcoBoost Engine: Big Power with Fuel Efficiency – Opportunity or Challenge for You?

In 2009, a 3.5 liter twin turbocharged V6 engine was offered as an option in the Ford F-150. It was badged with the name EcoBoost and has since been a strong competitor in terms of torque and horsepower for a full sized truck.

Assembly and Fastening Lubes: Don’t underestimate the importance of proper lubrication

This month let’s cover two different lube topics. I think we can help everyone better appreciate what goes into both of these lubes and how important they are to the success of your engine building operations.

MLS Gasket Update 2017: Is there anything the MLS gasket can’t do?

Sometimes, the less you know the better. I’ve spent the last 50 or so years punishing all types of engines with insane compression ratios, huge doses of nitrous oxide, and virtually every type of supercharger I could get my hands on.

Core Sourcing Heads & Blocks

Cores are the heart and soul of the engine rebuilding business. If you don’t have a core, you don’t have an engine to rebuild. The challenge is getting the right cores that are in demand, and at a price that you and your customers can afford.

Solving Gasoline Direct Injection Issues: The facts and fictions of GDI

Gasoline Direct Injection or GDI has seen rapid adoption by the automotive industry over the last several years in lieu of multipoint fuel injection systems due to advantages in fuel efficiency and reduced emission levels.

Join the Marines: Why Engine Builders Need to Change Course for the Marine Market

Not all engines are created equal – even when they’re using the same basic block. It’s the application that makes the difference, especially when we’re talking about marine instead of automotive. For this article, we’ll be focusing on inboard and stern-drive engines, as outboards are a separate, small-engine category.

Understanding Ignition Timing: Making Maximum Power Means Knowing the Science

In a spark ignition internal combustion engine, the purpose of advancing the timing of the engine spark is to get past ignition delay. Ignition delay occurs during the time that it takes to fully ignite the mixture with a spark plug.

Building Better Cylinder Heads for Harley-Davidson’s Big Twin Engines

The Harley-Davidson cylinder head aftermarket is broad and deep with offerings from mildly modified stock castings to all-out racing billets. We see the whole range of this market on a daily basis here at GMS.

Why Building a Working Website Will Make Your Business Work Better

It’s no secret that many of you thrive in business due to excellent, word-of-mouth referrals. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to build trust and a pool of steady customers. However, if you aren’t seeing people come through your door via word of mouth, or you want to increase business outside those repeat customers, a working website might be exactly what you need.

Petty’s Garage Builds a Super Coyote to Make the MAHLE Mustang Howl

The MAHLE Mustang, the grand prize for the MAHLE Aftermarket “Drive With the Original” Promotion, is completed and ready for one lucky technician to win on October 31, at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The initial step in the modification of the 2017 Mustang at Petty’s Garage in Randleman, NC,